RCMP seek public’s assistance in homicide of Kathleen Richardson of Naramata

RCMP Southeast District Major Crime investigators are seeking the public’s assistance in their ongoing investigation into the discovery of a deceased woman in Naramata on Wednesday June 9.

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The deceased has now been positively identified as 57-year-old Kathleen Richardson from Naramata.

“We are releasing Kathleen’s name in order to help further the ongoing investigation,” said BC RCMP spokesperson Dawn Roberts.

“Investigators want to speak to anyone who had dealings with Kathleen in the days before her death, Understanding her movements or activities will help continue to move this investigation forward.”

In addition, police are also asking for any dash cam video from anyone who was driving in the Naramata area on Monday, June 6 through Wednesday, June 9.

Investigators continue to believe Kathleen’s death is related to the double homicide which occurred last month.  All are likely connected to local drug and gang activities and the additional police resources supporting the investigations will remain in the area.

Anyone who has any information about Kathleen’s death or the deaths of Erick and Carlos Fryer is asked to contact the RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit tip line at 1-877-987-8477.